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This page is provided for you as a supplemental resource to The Art of Voice Acting. The second, third and fourth editions of the book included an audio CD and the fifth edition references to this page via QR Codes. This page contains the audio from all editions of the book. Clicking on “SCRIPT” will open the script for the audio track in a separate browser window. You can close the script window without affecting the audio. Everything on this page is for your personal use only and may not be duplicated or re-sold. All content is copyright by James R. Alburger or the individual or company noted in the book or in the downloaded file. Use of any scripts or duplicating the content from any of these audio tracks for use in a personal voiceover demo is strictly prohibited.
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Welcome to the Workshop – James Alburger – Listen to this first
20 Important Facts You Need to Know About Your Voice – Joni Wilson
“Come in Today…” – Penny Abshire
A demonstration of breath support and delivery of a script in :10.
Music Match Exercise – James Alburger
How to use music to inspire your characters, attitudes and other aspects of performance.
Relaxation and the Cork Exercise – James Alburger
Tips on preparing for a voiceover performance, including the “Cork Exercise” to improve clarity and articulation.
Vocal Warm-up Exercises – James Alburger
Vocal warm-ups to put your voice in top condition for performing.
Vocal Exercises and Character Voice – MJ Lallo
Voice coach and director, MJ Lallo gives a variety of exercises for creating character voices.
Vocal Visualization Exercise to Create a Believable Character – James Alburger
This visualization exercise will help you discover the various components for creating a compelling character.
The Seven Core Elements of Performance – James Alburger
These seven core elements are critical for every voiceover performance. When you know how to use them, you can create a compelling delivery for any script in a matter of minutes.HH
Shortcuts That Trick Your Brain – Penny Abshire
Penny Abshire describes several quick techniques to help you overcome common voiceover obstacles.
Techniques for Developing Style – James Alburger
Here are a number of techniques that will help you develop your unique voiceover style.
Ad-libbing – James Alburger
We ad-lib every day. Using ad-libs in your voiceover work adds believability.
Working the Consonants – James Alburger
This is a technique for enhancing the interpretation of a script by increasing value to consonants and word sounds. This is especially useful when a music underscore might fight the voice track.
Characters in My Pocket – Penny Abshire
Use these techniques to build a catalog of voices that can serve as the starting point for dozens of believable characters.
Using the Character Worksheet – MJ Lallo
A Character Worksheet is a way to document your characters, vocal placement and more.
BONUS CONTENT – NOT INCLUDED IN THE BOOK:
Microphone Choice and Placement – James Alburger explains microphone placement, proximity effect and other things you need to know about how to choose a mic that’s right for you.
AUDIO BOOK & AUDIO DRAMA:
Holiday Magic – Audio Drama – Full Cast – 4e
Eesoo – Audio Drama – Full Cast – 2e
SINGLE VOICE COMMERCIAL (alphabetical by title):
Auction Cities – TV – Craig Powers – 3e
Bidbay.com – TV – 2e
East Cambridge Savings Bank – Radio – Karin Allers – 4e
Energy Crisis 1 – Radio – James Alburger – laid back, conversational
Energy Crisis 2 – Radio – James Alburger – higher energy – 2e
Expectations – Radio – Jon Allen – 4e
Hallmark Gallery – Radio – Craig Powers – 3e
Hydroponics – Radio – Ross Huguet – 2e
Ikea – Radio – 2e
Lake Arrowhead Hilton – Radio – Phil Ganyon – 2e
Lloyds Pluming, Heating and Air – Radio – Penny Abshire, James Alburger – 3e
My Open House.com – Web Radio
National Literacy – Radio – MJ Lallo – 2e
No Fish Today – Radio – 3e
Pomerleaus – Radio – DB Cooper
Small Business Success – Web Radio – James Alburger – 4e
Yosemite – TV (promo) – Tom Kelly
DIALOGUE & MULTIPLE VOICE (alphabetical by title):
Boston Market – Radio – Dick Orkin & Christine Coyle – 2e
Coastal Condo Living – Radio – James Alburger & Penny Abshire – 3e
Donate Life – Radio – 4e
Grand Prix Car Wash – Radio – James Alburger & Penny Abshire – 3e
GTA (“Now Spit”) – Radio – Marc Biagi & Dave Rivas – 2e
GTA (“Teddy”) – Radio – James Alburger & Penny Abshire – 2e
Towne Center Plaza (“Obscene Phone Call”) – Radio – Craig Powers & Penny Abshire – 3e
Towne Center Plaza (“Lost”) – Radio – James Alburger & Penny Abshire – 4e
Toy Smart (“Green Beans”) – Radio – James Alburger & Penny Abshire – 2e
United Furniture Warehouse (“5 minutes”) – Radio – Penny Abshire & Ross Huguet – 2e
Game Pilots: Class taught by MJ Lallo – 4e
The Art of Risk – Audio Blog – Bobbin Beam – 4e
Coulter – Corporate Narration – 2e
Covigo – Corporate Narration – 3e
Oasis Mouthwash – Corporate Narration – 3e
Power of Your Thoughts – Motivational CD – Marshal Sylver – All
Concatenation – Connie Terwilliger – All
Character Outgoing Messages – Phil Ganyon – 2e
Timberland Bank – Message on Hold – 3e
Penny Abshire – Commercial
James Alburger – Commercial
James Alburger – Medical
Bob Jump – Commercial
Tom Kelly – Commercial
Stephan Kinell – Commercial (Swedish)
Michael Minetree – Commercial
Lani Minella – Games
Deb Munro – Commercial
Gabrielle Nistico – Imaging
Jennifer Vaughn – Imaging